Comox Valley Search and Rescue has suspended its search for a missing man who may have jumped from a bridge into the Courtenay River.
An RCMP boat is still searching for the man. A witness reported seeing him jump from the Fifth Street Bridge into the Courtenay River and then fail to resurface Wednesday evening.
The search began around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday in the waters below the Fifth Street Bridge, with Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue crews taking to the water, supported by Comox Valley RCMP officers and a helicopter, before being called off due to darkness.
Searchers were back out beginning around 7 a.m. Thursday.
RCMP say they haven’t received any reports of missing people that could be related to the incident, but are asking anyone who was in the area near the bridge who witnessed anything to contact them. They are also asking for anyone who jumped off the Fifth Street Bridge at around 8:45 p.m. last night and may have gotten out of the water to contact them.